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Roger Groult 8 Year Old Calvados Apple Brandy (700ml)

Normandy, FRANCE
$130. 00 Bottle
$1560.00 Dozen
ABV: 41%
A Pays d'Auge Calvados matured in 2000 litre, oval shaped oak barrels (which improves contact with wood). A delightful digestive, but also recommended for drinking as a “Trou Normand” (during a meal) or with accompanying cheeses.

Tasting note: Brilliant deep gold. Only slightly less perfumed than its younger sibling; Green apples, cider, roasted chestnuts with lively acid lift. Further exposure accents pleasing woody notes (cedar, sandalwood). Fuller and richer than the 3 year old with middle weight flavours of baked apple and light spice, keenly balanced by fresh, cidery acidity. An appealing combination of youth and middle age. 41%Alc./Vol.

Other reviews... International Wine & Spirit Competition (August 2014) :GOLD MEDAL (category : Calvados from 8 to 12 yo)

"A Calvados that embodies noble classicism. An almost candied fruit, like an apple roasted with honey and butter. Mouth is round and just as greedy as the nose. Seduction and pleasure."
- La Revue du Vin de France (October 2012):

Ultimate Beverage Challenge of New York (March 2010): 95 points ("Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation")